The Afghan Hound Dog Breed

The Afghan Hound dog is a large and attractive dog breed from the Hound Dog Breed group

They originate from Afhganistan. It is a fast dog with a great deal of stamina that was used for hunting in the harsh climate in the mountain regions. They are quite fast and agile.

Size and Appearance

The Afghan is an attractive large dog breed, standing 25-29 inches (63-74 cm) and weighing 50-70 pounds.

Their coat is quite striking with its long silky hair covering a trim, strong frame. Their coats come in almost all colors and patterns (except spotted). They have an oriental expression in their face, and a long thin head. They have fine, long silky hair that requires quite a bit of grooming. Their ears are long and their legs are covered with hair. Only their face and tail do not have long hair.

The afghan does better in cooler weather than hot weather.

Personality and Temperament

This breed has average energy levels but does need regular exercise – especially a good chance to run. Letting them run in a confined area is best because they tend to be single minded (because of a hunting instinct) in looking for a small animal to chase.

Early socialization and training is fairly important for this breed since they like to have an established place in the world. They do tend to be reserved with strangers

They do enjoy playing but are not known for high levels of affection. Overall The Afghan Hound is among the Most Popular Dog Breeds – click here for more.

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